|Last Friday, the 28th August was kinda big boo day for Bollywood. There were six releases and none could please the audience. It was a good mix of all genres, from comedy to patriotic, but the films, Daddy Cool, Quick Gun Murugun, Toss, Yeh Mera India, Kissan and Love Khichdi, all failed to connect with the aam janta.
“All the six movies have been disasters...none have fetched any appreciation from the audience. It’s just ‘Daddy Cool’ that has managed something out of the lot and that too not more than 20 percent,” Amit Awasthi, manager (programming and operations) of Spice Cinemas, Noida, told a news agency.
On the other hand, people are still queuing up to get the tickets of movies like Kaminey and Life Partner which are still believed to be fetching 60 percent of the business two weeks after their release. ‘Kaminey’ is still the hot favourite among people with its unconventional megalopolis tale and dark comedy. Based on post-wedding problems, comedy 'Life Partner' is also doing well across the multiplexes.
There was a lot of buzz over ‘Quick Gun Murugun’; though it has received rave reviews, the movie turned out to be a real disappointment at the box office, according to a source from PVR cinemas.
“The movies have not done more than 10-30 percent business.... Movies like 'Quick Gun', etc have faltered badly,” said Yogesh Raizada, corporate head (cinemas) of Wave Cinemas.